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Tolulope Adeleke
Tolulope Adeleke

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Create a Virtual Machine hosted by Azure (via Azure Portal)

Getting started in the cloud space shouldn't be hard right ?

Hello Cloud enthusiast 😊

Trying to create a virtual machine using microsoft azure?

Now ,Let's create one together using these basic steps. They are simple steps.

Step 1:

Register for the free azure subscription if you're learning. This helps a lot and you get $200 credit for free to practice. You will receive an email like this when you register for the free subscription.

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Step 2:

I want to assume you have signed in and ready to kickstart.

Step 3:

On the home page, click on virtual machine and click create

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Step 4:

Click on the first one that says "Virtual machine hosted by azure"

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Now we're about to create our virtual machine

Step 5:

Under Project details (resource group )- I am going to create a new resource group and name it


Step 6:

Under Instance details - we have to name the virtual machine - I am going to name it


Region : Choose Australia east
Availability options : Availability zone
Availability zone: Choose just one zone- zone 1
Security type: Choose Trusted launch virtual machines
Image : Choose windows 11pro
Vm Archicteture: X64
Username : create your username and password ( note that you need to remember this info )

Step 7 :

Now click on the licensing option

Step 8:

Review and create

(sometimes you get a false alarm on validation, simply ignore and create)

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Go ahead to create after validation passed.

Step 9 :

Your deployment is in progress( Give it some time)

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Step 10:

Your deployment is complete... Yayyyy

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You can see our virtual machine is running

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Step 11:

Now connect , it's a window vm so we use RDP... click on select

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Step 12:

We wait for validation, as it have to validate before getting configured

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Now our RDP is configured we need to download

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When you download if you are using a window laptop, you connect but on a MAC, your username and password will be required before you connect.

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Put in your password and connect. You can log in using your username and password.

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Our remote connection is live...Yasss

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Hey fellow cloud developers, we're done with creating a virtual machine hosted on Azure. Yippee🎉

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I hope this is a great help to you as a beginner and if you have been practicing along, well done and great Job Mate!

See you on my next blog and click the follow button ✌️

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